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Eric Merkley

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science

The Media and the CPC Leadership Race – Update

In November, I published a column in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog about the media's coverage of the Conservative party's leadership race. In it, I argued that the they were granting disproportionate coverage to Kellie Leitch due to her... Continue Reading →

Here’s how Canadian news media created a ‘Trump of the North’

As carried in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog (December 14, 2016): https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/12/14/heres-how-canadian-news-media-created-a-trump-of-the-north/ Donald Trump’s election has left political pundits, data journalists and political scientists scrambling to explain what made his victory possible. Particularly puzzling is Trump’s triumph in the... Continue Reading →

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